Hemorrhoids are just a simple ailment that is neither dangerous nor life-threatening. To shrink hemorrhoids is not difficult. You do not need to undergo surgery to rid yourself of this malady that brings nothing more than temporary pain and discomfort. Hemorrhoids are present in everyone. Only when they become active and inflamed will they be a cause of concern.
Hemorrhoids are just swollen blood vessels that occupy the lower part of the rectum and at the anus. When they become inflamed, they will swell aided by straining on defecation. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external and either way, you can cause them to shrink by adopting the following steps.
Use a suppository that contains an astringent, anesthetic and anti-inflammatory agent altogether in one. Simple astringents include butcher’s broom, witch hazel and aloe vera. These will stop the blood flow to the hemorrhoids causing them to dry and shrink. The anesthetic like lignocaine and lidocaine will attack the pain nerves and numb them thus removing pain. The steroidal form of anti-inflammatory agent will remove the itch as well as heal the injured and inflamed skin around the hemorrhoids.
Prepare a sitz bath by using a basin in which to sit. Pour in warm water into the basin and add in salts like Epsom, herbal and even baking soda. Soak your buttocks in the bath for about 15 minutes a number of times daily depending on the severity of the hemorrhoids. You will experience a complete pain relief. The soaking will also shrink hemorrhoids to the extent that you will feel very comfortable. You must make sure that you do not use any perfumed oil or soap. In fact using just glycerin soap will be excellent. Should you experience pain, acetaminophen can be utilized because any use of a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug will invariably cause undue bleeding.
Take a tablet of Vitamin C 1000 mg to shrink hemorrhoids. This has been proved to be very effective by many of the hemorrhoids sufferers. In addition, the supplement will strengthen the blood vessel walls thus preventing over-stretching of the walls that accounts for the hemorrhoids. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant and thus will assist greatly in protecting the body cells. As Vitamin C along with prunes and linseed has a mild laxative action, these are useful in the production of softer stools thereby eliminating straining during bowel movement. To shrink hemorrhoids, the vitamin preparation should also contain hesperidin and rutin.
To shrink hemorrhoids is very easy and you thus do not have to resort to surgical interventions. Home remedies have been found to be very effective in shrinking hemorrhoids. The home natural remedies are easily available, cheap and provide excellent results in eliminating hemorrhoids.